The long and incendiary reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shows no sign of ending quietly as fresh bloodshed threatens the nation amid efforts by U.S. and European officials to ease weeks of protest and dangerous political maneuvering that could ignite a civil war.
At least 11 people were killed Monday when police opened fire for the second consecutive day on tens of thousands of protesters in the southern city of Taiz. In the Red Sea town of Hudaydah, hundreds of demonstrators were wounded when security forces shot tear gas and bullets to halt a predawn march on the presidential palace.
While the Yemeni leaders actually kill protesters (with our weapons), we attacked Libya, where we think the guy in charge may have planned to kill protesters (incited by the CIA agents we planted there months ago).
There is no rhyme or reason to U.S. policy.